UNK students take second in stock pitch competition

UNK students, from left, Tristan Crook, Madisson Whalen and Adam Starr placed second in a collegiate stock pitch competition during the sixth annual Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium Conference Oct. 4-5 in Chicago. (Courtesy photo)
UNK students, from left, Tristan Crook, Madisson Whalen and Adam Starr placed second in a collegiate stock pitch competition during the sixth annual Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium Conference Oct. 4-5 in Chicago. (Courtesy photo)

CHICAGO – Three University of Nebraska at Kearney students placed second at a collegiate stock pitch competition in Chicago.

Tristan Crook of Kearney, Madisson Whalen of Geddes, South Dakota, and Adam Starr of Mullen, all seniors at UNK, competed in the event during the sixth annual Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium Conference hosted Oct. 4-5 by Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business.

Schools were invited to participate in stock pitch competitions that included either a five-page paper or seven-minute YouTube video. The UNK students finished second in the video competition, where they evaluated Apple Inc. before preparing and presenting an equity research report.

Crook and Starr are both finance majors at UNK and Whalen is an accounting major with a finance minor. The team was accompanied by Suzanne Hayes, an associate professor of finance at UNK.

Nearly 30 colleges and universities were represented at the Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium Conference. In addition to the stock pitch competitions, the event featured several keynote speakers from the finance industry, as well as tours of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Chicago Board of Trade.

The Student Managed Investment Fund Consortium is a group of 68 colleges and universities seeking to enhance student learning and scholarship, record best practices in investment management, promote student networking and the exchange of ideas, and provide a permanent repository of relevant literature and recorded student experiences.

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